Being prepared for trouble: what to know about the ICU
Just about the last place you want to see someone you love is in the intensive care unit of a hospital.
People end up in ICU because of serious medical problems, and the experience can be as frightening and bewildering for families as it is for patients.
Dr. Lara Goitein is a physician with extensive ICU experience. She's a writer, too, and her works include the recent The ICU Guide for Families: Understanding Intensive Care and How You Can Support Your Loved One.
The doctor joins us with a glimpse of some ICU basics.